Technology Record - Issue 32: Spring 2024

24 MARKETWATCH Check Point enhances partner programme to boost cybersecurity skills Check Point Software Technologies has announced a new partner programme to strengthen its partner's cybersecurity capabilities and fuel growth. The firm has introduced a tier progression system, a new pricing model, free certifications to meet partner-level compliance and additional partner training. The programme is aligned with Check Point’s platform, focusing on its end-to-end artificial intelligence-powered, cloud-delivered security. Partners can cross-sell and up-sell advanced security solutions from Check Point’s portfolio, covering a broad spectrum of attack surfaces, addressing needs in secure access service edge, email security, cloud environment, mobile security and more. The latest edition of Delinea’s annual ransomware study has found: 53% of organisations were a victim of ransomware in 2023 (compared to 25 per cent in 2022). 64% of attacks had data exfiltration as their goal (compared to 46 per cent in 2022). 76% of organisations paid a ransom in 2023 (compared to 68 per cent in 2022). 44% and 39% of attacks targeted the cloud and compromised applications, respectively. Download the report at: ransomware-2024research-report Executive order a ‘critical step’ in data security, says Secude A new US executive order aimed at preventing “countries of concern” from accessing Americans’ bulk sensitive personal data is a “critical step” in securing sensitive personal data, according to security software provider Secude. Secude CEO Mario Galatovic says protecting and encrypting sensitive data at the file level is the only way to achieve complete security. “Our solution plugs in at the application level to protect SAP and CAD data wherever it travels, providing encryption, authorisation, access control and reporting,” he says. “Our customers have the comfort of knowing that a breach of their network yields adversaries nothing but unusable data. One of our customers said it best: ‘There is no true protection for CAD and SAP data without Secude’.” Photo: unsplash/ David Everett Strickler Ransomware attacks doubled in 2023, according to Delinea